Stanley Huffty once said: “It’s not the position that makes the leader; it’s the leader that makes the position”.
I am sure that most of you would agree with that statement.
The fact is that leadership is misunderstood. People often think that those with fancy title or a given executive position are leaders. For some that may be true, but for the grand majority, not so much.
In true, authentic leadership, titles carry no value. Leadership in earned.
Starting the week with some teaching…
One of the very first lessons I learned about leadership was the Law of the Lid and is one of my favorites. It is the first law in John Maxwell’s book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. In this book, John teaches what he has found to be the laws that leaders live by. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend this book.
Back to the law…
The law states: “Leadership ability is the lid...
Rafiki is right. Change is good.
The reason why most people don’t like change is that it makes them uncomfortable.
They resist because they fixate on what they are potentially giving up, instead of what they can achieve.
The fact is that change is an inevitable part of growth.
People that resist will close the door on opportunities that could change their lives.
People that embrace change will rise.
Their thinking will change. Their awareness will expand.
I am amazed at the amount of ‘get rich quick’ ads on facebook lately.
But I am even more stunned by people’s reaction.
They eat it all up… and for a good reason.
We are humans.
People want to feel successful.
People want financial abundance.
People want to live a life without worry.
People want to travel the world.
But people want all of this to happen without effort. Without sacrifice.
Where is the value in that?
If you invest in a shortcut, it will give you a...
Do you know how many questions you ask in a day? to others? to yourself?
Probably not. Why would you?
Potentially, you can figure out how many questions you asked others based on your interactions that day. That’s fairly easy.
But to yourself, it will be close to impossible. In today’s ‘gazillion inputs’ world we avoid this question and simply go with the flow, our routine, our daily tasks.
I am willing to bet that IF you DID know the questions you...
Today was my son’s first day of 1st Grade. I can’t describe my feelings as I was dropping him off today. As a parent, you are quickly amazed how fast time passes, how fast they grow. You can only hope you have done your job so they are equipped with the tools needed for them to succeed.
This morning, as we were preparing to leave the house, I asked him: “Son, how do you feel about today.. your 1st day of 1st grade!” He looked at me with his big brown...